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09/01/11

All New Releases - Now In Stock

Artist:
Title:
Truth Denied
Release Date: 10/4/2013
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

For years 46 Short has been hammering out their faithful, straight ahead style of classic hardcore punk in the vein of Circle Jerks, Black Flag and early Poison Idea. All four member are punk scene veterans who have devoted years of their lives playing in bands, running record stores, booking tours and promoting local shows. 46 Short's dedication to hardcore is obvious in every bashed-out drum beat, screamed lyric and brutal guitar chord on this new thirteen-track CD. With a circle-pit inducing sound straight out of '82 and politically/socially conscience lyrics with their sights set on today's issues, Truth Denied is destined to be a modern hardcore/punk classic.

Artist:
Title:
The Rare Tunes Collection Vol 4
Release Date: 6/14/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B30) $30.98 

Reissue.

Artist:
Title:
The Rare Tunes Collection Vol 2
Release Date: 6/14/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

Reissue.

Artist:
Title:
Gold
Release Date: 6/19/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A64) $64.98 

This 20 track compilation features the most popular tracks by the Connecticut-born brother/sister duo. Their fusion of easy listening and MOR pop brought The Carpenters a decade of chart success. 'Carpenters Gold' includes fourteen tracks which reached the UK top 40 in the 1970's. Look no further for the definitive Carpenters collection; the Carpenters Gold contains 20 great songs! Karen Carpenter's pure, gentle voice, and brother Richard's smooth-but-sophisticated arrangements and keyboards provided the signature sound of the soft-pop 1970s. You could put this collection into a time capsule for a hundred years and accurately inform subsequent generations of what AM radio sounded like in the '70s. This anthology is also a tribute the great talents of the Paul Williams/Roger Nichols songwriting team, from whose pens flowed "Rainy Days and Mondays," "We've Only Just Begun," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," and other mellow, tuneful gems--some of the classiest pure pop music of the era.

Artist:
Title:
Hell Freezes Over
Release Date: 6/19/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A64) $64.98 

Hell Freezes Over marks the first reunion of the original members after some 12 years. It also incorporates 4 brand new tracks recorded in 1994 as well as being a veritable smorgasbord of some of their greatest hits like Tequila Sunrise, Take It Easy, Life In The Fast Lane, Desperado. Oh yeah and another little ditty called Hotel California which has to be heard to be believed! We're talkin' musicians at the peak of their powers. All in stunning XRCD2 sound!

Artist:
Title:
Allure
Release Date: 4/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B24) $24.98 

After a split with Amenra and the cd release of their EP, these Belgian power sludgers are ready to storm the world. An amazingly well crafted slab of raw energy will come your way come May. It has taken a while for them to complete their debut album, but we promise it has been well worth the wait. This is an absolute stunner of an album. For fans of: Converge, Amenra, Cult of Luna, Isis.

Artist:
Title:
Thank You For Everything
Release Date: 4/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

vocalist is joined by pianist/arranger McGlohon's Trio, feat. bassist Terry Lassiter & drummer James Lackey; this material has never been released before. Previously deleted: 2/1/18. Original release date: 12/15/98)

Artist:
Title:
Documenting The Sensation Recordings 1948-52
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Format: CX
List Price: (B52) $52.98 

(3-CD set) Ace acquired a lot of John Lee Hooker sides when we bought the Sensation label from Bernard Besman. Bernie had also sold some sides to United Artists and to Greene Bottle before then. However, no one had carried out a forensic investigation into exactly what we had bought, up until now. These three CDs contain all of the Besman John Lee Hooker sides gathered in one place for the first time. Also included is the Little Eddie Kirkland RPM single with John Lee Hooker on second guitar and vocal. There has been meticulous tape research for best sources so the mastering far exceeds anything presented before as anyone who has the 'Boogie Chillen'/Boogie Chillen' #2 (take 2)' 78 recently issued by Ace on the Sensation label can attest. 19 different, previously unreleased versions of songs appeared in the research for the project, including extended takes and alternative versions. There is an introductory note from Peter Guralnick and a comprehensive overview of the music from Dr Wayne Goins, Director of Jazz Studies at Kansas State University. It also comes with a sessionography covering all the tracks on the CDs. These early Hooker recordings are akin to jazz as much as the blues, with an improvisatory feel, harking back to the pre-war era, but with a very distinct approach and a unique sound presaging the blues that was to come, into the 50s and 60s. Comes in a 3CD digipak box set.

Artist:
Title:
Invasion
Release Date: 4/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B24) $24.98 

With his 2015 album "Colony", Josh Graham (A Storm of Light, ex-Neurosis, ex-Red Sparowes, ex-Battle of Mice...) coined the genre "Ambient Fiction" for his musical project IIVII. This moniker couldnt be more apt, as Graham is exploring the boundaries between ambient music and science fiction themes. IIVIIs music is difficult to pigeonhole: making use of analogue synths and tape loops, the music refers to eighties film music on the one hand, a nod to the Berlin school ambient on the other hand, but nonetheless sounding refreshingly contemporary. The modus operandi of layering droning sounds and crafting eerie soundscapes is forwarded to his new album "Invasion", but Graham expanded on the IIVII sound with more percussive elements, giving the music an extra drive and ominous urgency. As usual, the visual side of the album is absolutely stunning, hinting at the great invasion movies that make up the collective memory. We cant wait to see "Invasion" come to life live, with Grahams signature visuals complementing this incredible music. POINTS OF INTEREST Sophomore album of dark ambient synth project by Josh Graham (ex-Neurosis, ex-Battle of Mice, ex-Red Sparowes, A Storm of Light) Solid white LP For fans of: S U R V I V E, Stranger Things OST, Zombi, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schultze...

Artist:
Title:
Death & Love
Release Date: 6/19/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A22) $22.98 

"Death and Love" is the Swedish singer/songwriter Richard Lindgren's 11th album since the debut back in 1996 and the first one since the acclaimed "Malmostoso" from 2016. It's been a few years and it might be tempting to think that the Poet has been lazy. But not at all - on the contrary, it's been a very creative period for Richard. But due to circumstances beyond his control, he's not been able to spend as much time in the recording studio as he would have needed to get all his new songs on tape. Richard lost both his parents in recent years and he had to deal with his grief and a lot of practicalities. A house to take care of, in need of re-roofing, and wood to cut... While dealing with all this, Lindgren wrote some of his best songs so far. Songs of darkness, grief and death. But also of hope and love. And an ever present dark sense of humor. Death and Love« was produced by Magnus Nörrenberg and features his regular touring band. Features 11 Tracks.

Artist:
Title:
Hugo Alfven: Complete Piano Music
Release Date: 6/19/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A32) $32.98 

Stefan Lindgren is one of Sweden's leading pianists. He began his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as a sixteen-year-old, and at the age of eighteen he appeared as soloist in his own piano concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2007 Lindgren is the orchestral pianist of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) was born in Stockholm, but his music is often influenced by the experiences he had in the Swedish archipelago and later by impressions of folk music from the province of Dalecarlia, where he lived in his later years. His musical legacy comprises five symphonies and one ballet, Bergakungen (The Mountain King) as well as the symphonic poem En skärgårdssägen (A Tale of the Archipelago) and - last but not least - the Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, a work that has made his name known all over the world. This Release from Stefan features 24 of Hugo's best known works. This Stereo/Hybrid SACD can be played on any standard compact disc player.

Artist:
Title:
The Blorp Esette Gazette Vol.2 (winter 2014)
Release Date: 7/11/2014
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

The Blorp Esette Gazette Volume 2 contains: 1. The Reverend Toad-Eater / Sugar N' Spikes 2. Smegma / Happy Holidays (live at the Getty) 3. Rick Potts / Pretty Bird (Hartz Mountain Remix) 4. Skip Heller / Dave Alvin 5. Clown Car / Savoir-Faire 6. Electric Bill Robinson / Sweet and Sour Bliss 7. Mr. Les Franklin / The Dutch Oven 8. Mannlicher Carcano / Broken Glass 9. Don Lewis / Breathing Port Space 10. AMP (Ace, Mars, Pierre) / Track 10 11. Raw dog Benson / Milk of Amnesia 12. Kommissar Hjuler und Frau Mama Baer / Cunnilingus 13. Dead Channel / Rephrased Lives 14. John Duncan / Stayalive With six-panel digipak artwork by Rick Potts.

Artist:
Title:
Complete Recordings 1925-1929
Release Date: 5/13/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Edward ("Edwin") J. McEnelly organized his first band in Milford, Massachusetts in 1902. Within a few years, the group was touring neighboring states, and by the mid-1910s, McEnelly led the most popular dance orchestra in New England, renowned for its versatility and impeccable musicianship. In the mid-1920s, with a young Frankie Carle at the piano, McEnelly's Orchestra made a series of records that remain some of the finest examples of 1920s dance music, with crisp playing and exquisite, multi-layered arrangements. This 2020 edition of McEnelly's complete recordings features all-new state-of-the-art transfers and restorations of the 21 selections, an expanded 32-page booklet with a new history of the band and comments on the selections by Grammy-nominated musicologist Bryan S. Wright, and more than a dozen new photographs. 68 minutes. (Previously deleted: 7/1/12. First edition release date: 8/17/04)

Artist:
Title:
N.w.a. And The Posse
Release Date: 6/14/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B31) $31.98 

Reissue.

Artist:
Title:
Red In New York
Release Date: 4/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

Vibraphonist Red Norvo recorded this with a specially manufactured & amplified new set of vibes, one of only two or three in existence. He made all the necessary arrangements to do this date all by himself - he picked the men & the tunes, from Charlie Shavers' "Undecided" to the semi-traditional song "Hindustan." He summoned his favorite pianist, the hard-swinging Dave McKenna, the new tenor player Scott Hamilton, drummer Connie Kay & bassist Richard Davis. The music is neat & organized, with great solos by all, and it has a lightly-swinging quality which pervades all Norvo discs. Previously deleted: 10/1/09. Original release date: 2/26/02)

Artist:
Title:
Reckless Abandon
Release Date: 5/15/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

Orphan Jon and the Abandoned's second release is a live album recorded in their home town of Bakersfield CA at their favorite local venue "O'Hennings". This album features the new band members and is loaded with energy from stem to stern. Orphan Jon's relentless touring has created a live band that rocks the house on this release. This has 3 new original songs and 6 Orphan Jon fan favorites.

Artist:
Title:
Green Guitar Blues / Cafe Pierre Trio
Release Date: 4/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

(2 albums on 1 CD) On "Green Guitar Blues," Bucky plays 7-string guitar & classical guitar, joined on 1 track by his 14-year-old daughter Mary on classical guitar. He's backed by bassist George Duvivier & drummer Don Lamond. On "Cafe Pierro Trio," Bucky plays his trademark guitar in a trio setting, joined by pianist Russ Kassoff & bassist Jerry Bruno. Previously deleted: 11/1/17. Original release date: 11/2/01)

Artist:
Title:
Redshift City
Release Date: 8/14/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

Thermate is a fuzz rock band conceived in Kuopio during 2012. Comprised of singer Arthur Thure, guitarists Mikko heavy metal/rock and the 90's stoner rock. Hypnotizing in its trucking rhythms and enchanting with its solos and guitar colors. The vocals stand tall, powerful, clean and evocative. Highly recommended to fans of GRAVEYARD and LONELY KAMEL.

Artist:
Title:
Greatest Hits
Release Date: 6/14/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B36) $36.98 

Reissue.

Artist:
Title:
30 Year Anniversary Tribute For The Monsters
Release Date: 3/10/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

Friends Of The Monsters Paying Their Tribute To 30 Years Swimming Against The Mainstream, This Compilation Shows You Many Different Faces Of Today'S Underground Music With The Songs Written By The Monsters. Trash, Minimal Electro, Cumbia, Industrial, Country Or Punk Rock!!!

Artist:
Title:
Soul Voices - 60s Big Ballads
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 3-27-20) Male soul balladeers from the 60s are particularly admired and we have many A-listers here: Roy Hamilton, Walter Jackson, Lou Johnson, Kenny Carter and Jimmy Radcliffe to name a few. The majestic sound grew out of the first soul records which were made in New York in the 60s - three quarters of the featured tracks were recorded there - and have a timeless quality, but one which is virtually impossible to replicate nowadays. Four are previously unissued vintage recordings. The Kenny Carter is outrageously good and is a Larry Banks song. Clarence Pinckney is largely unknown but performs well on a great Billy Terrell song, while recognised, high-quality soul vocalists Junior Lewis and Billy Watkins add substantially to the oeuvre. Rare releases by Brooks O'Dell, Herb Johnson and Al Hibbler complement known but expensive collector's discs from Clyde McPhatter, Garrett Saunders, Jimmy Beaumont and Roy Hamilton. Overlooked CD-only old recordings have the spotlight shone on them, Walter Jackson's 'Forget The Girl' and Tommy Hunt's terrific male take on 'Don't Make Me Over' being particularly noteworthy. Throw in great tracks by Freddie Scott, Tony Mason, Garnet Mimms, Ben E King and more and it really is a must-buy soul CD. Compilation and notes by Ady Croasdell.

Artist:
Title:
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present Occassional Rain
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

“Occasional Rain” is the sequel to Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs’ highly successful “English Weather” collection (“Really compelling and immersive: it’s a pleasure to lose yourself in it” - Alexis Petridis, the Guardian). This is the sound of young bands experimenting in a period of flux, feeling for a new direction, exploring jazz and folk – as many songs are led by mellotron, piano and flute as they are by guitar. Lyrically, there are two themes that crop up regularly: the search for a home that isn’t there anymore – the certainties of the optimistic 60s, the physical reality of terraced streets – and the rain. For the former, there’s Cressida’s gentle, keening ‘Home And Where I Long To Be’, while Duncan Browne’s shape-shifting ‘Ragged Rain Life’ feels like a decent summary of Britain in both 1970 and 2020. “Occasional Rain” puts the era’s bigger names (Traffic, Yes, Moody Blues) and the lesser known (Mandy More, Shape Of The Rain, Tonton Macoute) side by side. Like its predecessor “English Weather”, it evokes the turn of the new decade, a beautiful state of fuzzy confusion, and the feel of a wet Saturday afternoon at the dawn of the 70s spent flicking through the racks, wondering whether to buy the new Tull album or maybe take a chance on that Christine Harwood album in the bargain bin (go on, you won’t regret it).

Artist:
Title:
Don't Blow Your Cool! More 60s Girls From Uk Decca
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 3-27-20) With our vinyl compilation "Girl Zone" in 1986, Ace Records became the first reissue company to plunder Decca Records' 1960s female catalogue. No-one really knew whether there was a demand, so it was something of a gamble. Happily, reaction was positive and the album sold well. Fast forward 30 years, and our similarly themed "Love Hit Me!" collection became one of our top-selling releases of 2016. Having established that there's still a demand, we now present "Don't Blow Your Cool!", our latest sumptuously packaged all-female Decca anthology. Along with a hand-picked selection of proven fan favourites, with the more avid of collectors in mind, the compilation includes ultra-rare French language versions of 'Summer Nights' by Marianne Faithfull and 'You Just Gotta Know My Mind' by Dana Gillespie, plus other new-to-CD tracks by visiting American Joy Marshall, folk-rocker Beverley, Marvettes lead singer Margo, much-loved girl group the Orchids and, with her 'Goldfinger'-style theme from cult favourite TV series Adam Adamant Lives, lip-gloss queen Kathy Kirby. Compilation and notes by girl-pop buffs Mick Patrick and Ian Chapman (just like back in 1986).

Artist:
Title:
Boppin' By The Bayou - Feel So Good
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 3-27-20) This is compiler Ian Saddler's 22nd visit to the bayous, and the eighth in the "Boppin'" series. We revisit the record empires of Eddie, Shuler, J.D. Miller, Mira Smith and Floyd Soileau, with the addition of Floyd Badeaux's Spindletop label and two tracks from King subsidiary Dixie. 12 tracks are previously unreleased.


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